How AIT Ensures Cargo Security, Supply Chain Security

The risk of theft and terrorism to global distribution systems is very real, with the Federal Bureau of Investigation estimating US$30 billion worth of goods are lost each year to cargo theft alone.

AIT Worldwide Logistics takes these threats to supply chain security—and your assets—seriously. Whether you’re moving cargo domestically or internationally, you can count on AIT’s more than four decades of all-encompassing transportation and logistics security to get your freight where it needs to go safely, securely and on time.

Read on to learn more about out how we work with governments and agencies around the world to provide a pivotal role in logistics security via physical, personnel and data protections.

What supply chain security or logistics security initiatives does AIT have in place?

AIT works with security and regulatory affairs departments to oversee all logistics security initiatives, including:

  • Compliance with U.S. Export Controls
  • Department of Defense Training
  • Safety Courses
  • Hazmat Transportation Security
  • TSA Compliance Training

Is AIT part of the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism?

Yes. AIT joined Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) organization in 2003 and is proud to take an active role in CTPAT’s goal to protect both the U.S. and international trade industries from terrorists. Learn more about our relationship with CTPAT here.

AIT is also a member of the Transport Asset Protection Association, as well as a sustaining member of the National Defense Transportation Association.

Is AIT a member of the Transported Asset Protection Association?

Yes. AIT received Transport Asset Protection Association (TAPA) certification in 2002 and renews each year. Learn more about our relationship with TAPA here.

AIT is also a certified Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism member, as well as a sustaining member of the National Defense Transportation Association.

What other cargo security credentials does AIT hold?

AIT’s dedicated team of global, government shipping and supply chain security experts goes beyond the call of duty to provide custom-built supply chain solutions that adhere to strict government supply chain security. Some of our many capabilities include: 

A U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA)-certified Indirect Air Carrier, we also maintain TSA-certified cargo screening facilities in Los Angeles, Chicago and Detroit. When necessary, we provide Explosive Trace Detection (ETD), physical search and use of TSA canines. You can find a comprehensive list of AIT’s transportation licenses and certifications here.

What qualifications must facilities meet for TSA cargo screening certification?

The TSA requires that certified cargo screening facilities, including AIT’s facilities in Chicago, Los Angeles and Detroit, carry out a TSA-approved supply chain security program and adhere to strict chain of custody requirements.

Cargo must be secured from screening through placement on aircraft. Any facility that tenders cargo directly to an air carrier or indirect air carrier may apply for the program. This includes:

  • Manufacturers
  • Warehouses
  • Distribution centers
  • Third-party logistics providers
  • Indirect air carriers
  • Airport cargo handlers
  • Independent cargo screening facilities

TSA principal security inspectors manage the application process and approval of certified cargo screening facilities certification. For more information, visit TSA.gov.

Reduce risk with reliable cargo security

For more information about AIT’s cargo security expertise or supply chain security credentials, visit our Quality Assurance page or contact one of our representatives today.

AIT has a robust global logistics network, with more than 60 offices worldwide.

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